I’m currently working on my PhD in Applied Behavioral Science from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. I’m focusing on health behavior change in developing countries, and specifically investigating the role of information asymmetry and the relative importance of personal, social, and economic drivers of peri-urban sanitation status. My project involves designing and evaluating a demand-side sanitation improvement intervention in Lusaka, Zambia using theoretically-driven formative research, innovative quantitative demand measurement, choice modeling, and a randomized, controlled trial of the intervention.
I have more than 9 years of experience in research, program design and evaluation, and program management. I have worked in the Middle East, Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, and the United States for everything from private companies to government agencies to international NGOs. I also have a Masters of Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, an MA in Missiology with coursework in Cultural Anthropology and Intercultural Communication from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a BS in Mathematics from Auburn University.
I specialize in the design and evaluation of behavior change programs, with a particular focus on applying cutting-edge findings from the broad range of the behavioral sciences and applying rigorous quantitative evaluation methodologies. If you’d like to chat about any and all of the above, contact me for more information!